Steering and Suspension


Shocks and Struts Replacement

Shocks and struts have two important functions on your vehicle. They dampen the bouncing spring, and help stabilize ride control. the leaf, or coil springs, actually absorb all of the road "shocks". The shock absorber only keeps the springs from continued bouncing allowing for a smooth ride. This dampening also allows for better vehicle handling. The main signs that your shocks need replacing are:

• Your vehicle rolls or sways
• Front end dives when braking
• Rear end squats when accelerating
• Your vehicle slides sideways on a winding road
• Your vehicle bounces when on a rough road



Leaf Springs and Coil Springs Replacement

These vehicle springs are the main connection from your vehicle's body, to the tires below, meaning they absorb all the road shocks. Generally speaking coil springs and leaf springs never need replacing, and should last the life of the vehicle. When performing a vehicle lift or lower, these springs are the cheapest and easiest way to alter a vehicle's height.

Ball Joint Replacement

Ball joints are the pivoting connection between the wheels and the vehicle's frame. Over time these joints wear out and need replacing. The main sign that a ball joint has gone bad, is a cracked or worn out boot. These should be checked every 20,000 miles, or once a year, and replaced when needed.

Tie Rod Replacement

The rods are the pivoting connection between the vehicle's steering box, and the wheels. The "tie rod ends" are smaller version of the ball joint, and also wear out over time. The main sign that a tie rod end has gone bad, is a worn or cracked boot, as well. These should also be checked every 20,000 miles, or once a year, and replaced when needed.